A New Breed of Addicts – BumpaholicsSunny Chanel
“Hello my name is Jane Doe and I’m a bumpaholic.” This particular Ms. Doe has an addiction. No, she is not an drug addict, alcoholic, or a shopoholic, she is a bumpaholic’, one who is addicted to being pregnant.
With large families stealing the celebrity spotlight such as Jon and Kate Plus Eight, and the families of Nadya Suleman, Angelina Jolie and Heidi Klum, big families are not only considered more socially acceptable but they have a certain undefined glamour about them. The Today Show featured a piece from the upcoming issue of Woman’s Health that focused on woman that feel a deep need to be pregnant and feel it is socially acceptable to keep on procreating.
“Women who are obsessed with being pregnant are literally filling an emptiness inside of them, just as alcoholics and drug addicts use substances to fill a psychological void,” stated a Beverly Hills psychiatrist Carole Lieberman, M.D..
And it keeps you busy.
Boston psychiatrist, Keith Ablow, M.D said that for some women, “Bearing another child can sometimes provide a substitute for deciding on a career path, making a marriage work, or even wrestling with questions of self-worth.”
And when you are in the state of being knocked up there are the added bonuses of being doted on my your mate, having parties known in your honor, you get more attention and you can eat almost anything you want. After all that is gone, you’re stuck back in the day to day of living a normal life. Some women apparently want to relive those special nine months and get pregnant again to recapture that time. A pretty bad reason to make a human being.
Do you think Bumpaholic-ism is real